Construction Contract Litigation
Our Construction Contract Litigation team represents general contractors, subcontractors and other construction industry professionals in identifying, preparing and resolving contract disputes. Our team has extensive experience in matters involving contract compliance, breaches of contract, delay, disruption and extra work claims, and payment and change order disputes. We also routinely provide our clients with ongoing construction project support, including claim documentation and assisting with claims prevention and early resolution. In addition, clients trust our team to handle project related issues, including union and labor disputes, DBE/MWBE compliance, and questions of contract interpretation and enforceability. We also work closely with our clients’ sureties in addressing performance and payment bond claims, negotiating issues relating to indemnity agreements, completion agreements and mechanic’s lien matters.
Our team’s experience includes negotiating and litigating claims arising out of public projects involving owners such as the City of New York and its agencies, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Our attorneys have also negotiated and litigated claims on behalf of general and subcontractors on privately-owned projects.
Decades of Experience in Construction Contract Litigation
Whenever possible, our goal is to bring our clients’ claims and disputes to successful resolution prior to or in the early stages of litigation. We advise clients on the best course of action to achieve their goals by continuously evaluating claims and ensuring our clients are able to make informed decisions that minimize costs and maximize efficiency and recovery. We have a history of favorable results through the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures, including arbitration, mediation and settlement. We have an equally impressive record of success in litigating complex, highly technical construction claims related to both and private projects in state and federal courts.
We have secured favorable results for our clients in cases involving claims for delay damages due to differing site conditions, extra work costs due to site contamination, failure to provide site access resulting in delay, failure to coordinate work of trade contractors, along with many others. We take particular pride in our ability to develop successful strategies to overcome the standard “no damages for delay” clauses found in the majority of today’s construction contracts.
A Full-Service Team of Leading Industry Professionals
Oftentimes construction contract disputes require the engagement of a qualified construction industry expert. We routinely assist our clients in identifying the need for an expert, selecting and retaining an expert, and making efficient and effective use of expert testimony. When needed, we also rely on the expertise of trusted construction accountants and scheduling professionals to further develop our clients’ claims.